First Deadline: October 1, 2010
Cultural Services is pleased to announce the 125th Anniversary Grants Program which has been established to support the growing excitement, pride and enthusiasm for Vancouver's upcoming 125th anniversary in 2011.
This program will support professional and community-focused activities that enrich our society through civic engagement and celebration through art, culture and heritage. Not-for-profit groups can propose new projects or they can propose to expand existing projects if that are specifically programmed around a theme of the City’s 125th anniversary.
- The Small-scale component will have a contribution to modestly-sized 125thanniversary projects ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Sample initiatives might include festivals or celebrations, heritage walks, talks or exhibits, community-engaged dialogue events, or anniversary legacy projects.
The program has two streams based on the project’s scope.
2) The Large-scale component will have a minimum contribution to 125th anniversary projects of $10,000 and projects are anticipated to be of a significant scale. Sample initiatives might include commissions or creations, events or exhibits, conferences or symposia, or anniversary legacy projects.
Examples of organizations that can apply include neighbourhood houses, residents' associations, community service groups, ethno-cultural societies, arts and cultural organizations, heritage and museum organizations, service organizations, community policing centres, school organizations, libraries, business improvement associations, civic community centre associations and cultural community centres.
For more information:
1. Review the program guidelines at: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/cultural/gasp/grants/index.htm (<~ LINK CORRECTION)
2. Read the visioning and planning process undertaken by the Celebrate Vancouver’s 125 Advisory Committee.
3. Contact our office and speak with a Cultural Planner 604.871.6434
4. Attend an information session to learn more about the program. Several public information sessions will be held in neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver in September.